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Today’s News: Another Squirrel Attack, Puppy Kidnappings, and More

March 18, 2011

Here are some fascinating articles that the humans (and animals ) at Current Instincts are reading today. Did we miss something major? Let us know below or send us an email.

1. Vermont Gets Hit With A Squirrel Attack Well, we can’t say we haven’t been warned. A neighborhood in Bennington, Vt. is under siege by one disgruntled squirrel, who appears to be working alone and is allegedly upset after being neglected by the people who raised it. So far, at least three people have reported being bitten. “A tame squirrel is a loose cannon sometimes,” said a vet from the state public health office. Words to live by. (MSNBC)
2. Love Becomes Elusive for California Sea Stars A new study found that human pollution is having an adverse effect on the population of a marine creature living off the coast of Los Angeles. The runoff from water sewage is preventing the sea star, which is commonly known as “the bat star,” from getting it on with other stars, and therefore breeding. Nice job, HUMANS. It’s not like bat stars can join or something! (Discovery News)
3. Puppies Kidnapped from Massachusetts Shelter A staffer at the Sterling Animal Shelter in Massachusetts was shocked when she discovered that nine puppies were missing from the facility yesterday. While four dogs have been found through an anonymous tip, the rest are still M.I.A. There is $1,000 reward for the pups’ safe return, and there is a police investigation underway. (The Boston Globe)


This is what true loyalty looks like, people.

4. Dog Shows Us All What Loyalty Really Means Because it’s Friday, and we want to melt your heart just a little, here’s a moving story about a dog in Japan who has refused to leave an injured dog’s side in the midst of debris after Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. And oh yes, there’s a video. (Daily Intel)

5. Some Good News for Montana Bison State officials are allowing bison living in Yellowstone National Park to “roam more freely” beyond the limits previously set. About 4,000 bison have been slaughtered since 2000 due to fears of spreading disease to local livestock, and this new development will allow some of the animals to migrate naturally. (MSNBC)

One Comment leave one →
  1. The G permalink
    March 20, 2011 12:39 pm

    Great collection of articles. I’ve been aware of the dangers of squirrels… and squirrely wrath since the foamy cartoons graced the internet:

    I also enjoyed the dog video. Really lifts the spirit and puts faith back into animality.

    Keep it up!

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